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Chico Chapter, NSDAR, Daughters Participate in Community Service

Members Making Masks

In the spring of 2020, as part of the DAR Service to America call, Chico Chapter, NSDAR, members, along with hundreds of DAR chapter members across the United States, participated in sewing masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline medical personnel, the Navajo Nation, veterans, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals, etc. At the end of July, DAR members had sewn over 600,000 masks. 


Paradise Parade of Flags 

In May 2019, following the devastating Camp Fire, Chico Chapter, NSDAR, Daughters, together with the Golden Nugget Chapter, NSDAR,  and the Feather River Chapter, NSDAR, honored the citizens of Paradise with flags purchased with donations to start the process of replacing the more than 1,000 Parade of Flags lost in the Paradise Fire. The brand new boxed flags were presented to Paradise City officials along with a flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol and a plaque commemorating that flag from the Alexander Sterling Chapter, NSDAR, in Louisiana. The regent of the Alexander Sterling Chapter, NSDAR, and an associate member of Chico Chapter, NSDAR, joined us for the special ceremony. Local chapters were honored that the NSDAR Treasurer General, CSSDAR State Regent, and CSSDAR State Vice Regent traveled to attend the flag dedication ceremony. 

Over the summer, following the dedication ceremony, flag replacement funds kept pouring in from chapters all over the United States. A Chico Chapter, NSDAR, Daughter applied for and received a grant from North Valley Community Foundation/Butte Strong Fund to pay for the remaining flags, poles, and hardware. The Paradise Parade of Flags replacement project was complete less than a year after the fire, thanks to the many chapters who donated, local citizens who donated, the grant, and the hard work of volunteers. 

Chico Chapter, NSDAR, Daughters Participate in Celebrate America Projects and Honor our Military:

Salute to Veterans March 2020

Chico Chapter, NSDAR, honored local veterans with a luncheon in March. Each veteran was asked about his service and received a certificate to commemorate their service. Members and veterans visited over lunch and a cupcake. 


Adopt a Soldier Program 2016, 2017 and 2018 

Members donated goods and helped pack hundreds of boxes to ship to active duty soldiers overseas. Every November, Chico Chapter, NSDAR, Daughters and spouses join about 100 other volunteers to pack over 500 boxes for three consecutive days with food, gloves, hats, nuts, toiletries, and other sundries donated by businesses and individuals. 

National Day of Service, October 11, 2015

Members were asked to locate, care for, and clean a historical marker or monument. Veteran markers and memorials were cleaned and polished in Chico Cemetery as well as historical markers at Bayliss Historic Carnegie Library. One member on vacation even cleaned and polished the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in London, England.

Salute to the American Flag 

Ten American flags were donated to 10 schools in Butte, Glenn, and Colusa Counties. Seventh and eighth grades were targeted for the presentation of the new American flags. During the presentation, the DAR mission and purpose was noted. American flag protocol was demonstrated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion and the American Veterans (AMVETS) Honor Guard. Furthermore, reference was made to the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" as well as noting the legislation enacted that every school flies the American flag. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung by guest solo performers from our communities, and "Taps" was played at some of the events. Over 4,000 students witnessed the celebrations, and 10 schools have new flags for their campuses.


Veterans Day 2015 

The Colusa County VFW and the American Legion read the names on the Memorial Wall at the Veterans Memorial Park, Colusa, California. The DAR hosted the event with a memorial cake and over 600 homemade cookies, punch, and coffee. Close to 400 community members were present for the event. The DAR hosted the 2016 Veterans Day event. 

Mariner's Star Quilt for Chico Veteran

Mariner’s Star patriot quilt made especially for a California veteran made by a DAR member and donated to a selected veteran.

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum

On January 25, 2016, "The Wall that Heals" arrived in Willows, California. The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum spent four days in Willows drawing tens of thousands of visitors from surrounding communities. Daughters served as “locators” to assist families and the public in locating names of interest on the wall. It was an amazing four days listening to veterans, their families, and friends share memories of their loved ones. 


World Record in Patriotism

Daughters from Butte, Glenn, and Colusa Counties collected and presented letters at the National Society Daughters of American Revolution Continental Congress to help break the Guinness World Record for Patriotism for the “Most letters to military personnel collected in one month.”

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution

 Photos Courtesy of of Chapter Members